I had a great time speaking and attending the sessions at 1st ever SQL Saturday held in Southern California this Saturday, April 24th. I met a lot of talented and prominent people in the SoCal SQL Server community, including Andrew Karcher, Denny Cherry, Jen Underwood, Nitin Salgar, Mark Rosenberg and Thomas Mueller. I especially enjoyed Kevin Stephenson’s of MySpace excellent presentation on locking, blocking, deadlocks and isolation levels. Kevin moved relentlessly through the subject revealing key point after key point, exactly what I want in a 1 hour session. If you want to learn more about locking and blocking and get a chance to hear him at a future session, I highly recommend him.
I spoke on Data Mining with Analysis Services and was happy to have a large turnout and excellent feedback for the session. I hope I was able to make Data Mining a part of future implementations for the people in attendance. Click on this link to view my slide deck:
Thank you to Andrew Karcher and Marlon Ribunal for doing a fantastic job organizing the event. I hope our paths cross again in the very near future.